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Recent guidance from CLEAPPS (3rd September 2018) suggests that schools should take precautionary action regarding the use of gauzes on tripods’. Please ensure that your science department is aware of the CLEAPSS advice in light of the press release from the HSE regarding asbestos in gauzes last week. It’s important to remember that the risks associated with these gauzes are still low, the HSE have raised concerns over 2 particular suppliers who will be contacting all affected customers. In the meantime the CLEAPPS guidance outlines a precautionary approach which schools should adopt.
Further updates and guides will be released, on the CLEAPSS website. So please do check regularly for updates.
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CLEAPSS released an updated L93 booklet in September 2008. This contains new materials for auditing and recording schools radioactive sources. The booklet can be accessed from the CLEAPSS website (www.cleapss.org.uk you will need your username and password) or through the CLEAPSS CDROM. Please see section 5 of the guide for the new auditing forms.
Schools are asked to support the LA to keep records up to date by completing and returning the form 5.9 with details of all sources kept on site.
Schools should ensure that all new teachers are trained in the use of radioactive sources.
The Radiation supervisor should change the old local rules sheet with the new Standard Operating Procedures (see p43 of the guide), which should always accompany radioactive sources and associated practical equipment when used by teachers in the classroom.
The information below will be needed by schools in order to complete their new SOP:
All school-based Radiation Protection Supervisors are required to attend training on a three yearly cycle. To find out about local courses please use the CLEAPSS website.
Herts CC no longer provides the collection and contracting service for schools in the area.
Schools should use the CLEAPSS document PS005 to identify local contractors who can arrange collection and disposal of school chemical waste.